December Featured Pattern: Sliver

Pattern: Sliver, by Jen Geigley

Yarn: super bulky yarn (used in the pattern: Wool And The Gang Crazy Sexy Wool)

Needles: US 15 / 10.0 mm

From the pattern notes:

Sliver is the basic hat everyone needs, and that’s why it’s been designed in five sizes – XS through XL. Knit in the round, Sliver is unisex and can be worn by kids, too. A yarn forward and dropped stitches create a ‘run’ in the hat. Sliver is named after one of my favorite Nirvana songs, and the first test sample of this hat was knit in olive green, inspired by Kurt Cobain’s memorable ragged green cardigan.

I always get panicky in December, feeling like I've got to make 50 hats to donate, but with no time to do it! As the cold sets in, I begin to worry that I haven't donated enough hats, that too many people will still be cold, and that there aren't enough hours in the day to help keep them all warm by knitting until my fingers get stiff.

Thank goodness for super bulky wool and hat patterns that I want to knit on repeat!! Jen's latest book Weekend is full of amazing patterns that can be knit super quick, and Sliver has quickly become my go-to charity hat pattern for this winter. Sized for kids through adults, worked up on big needles with super bulky yarn, and perfect for both men and women, this hat keeps people warm while also being a hat I can make in an evening while watching holiday movies!

UPDATED TO ADD!!

Jen has kindly offered a coupon code, so you can get Sliver for FREE through January 1!! Just enter the code MAKEGIVEREPEAT when checking out on Ravelry, and the pattern will be yours for free!